Finland is located between East and West, with snowy winters and warm, light-filled summers, Finland offers a number of fascinating contrasts. Finland’s forests and thousands of islands and lakes offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings. You can find more information at
With a population of well over 200,000, Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. Founded in 1779 on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids Tampere evolved into the most highly industrialised locality in Finland during the 19th century. Thanks to the new city planning, former industrial areas such as Finlayson and Tampella are alive again: cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and galleries have found locations there.